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Podcasts & Blogs Featuring ADRDs
Though this is not a comprehensive listing of all podcasts and blogs available, we hope it will get you started with some audio content that can benefit you in your role as a dementia caregiver. Share this list with others in your family or friend group to support their learning.
This Caregiver/Storyteller podcast about Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving starts with the idea that every caregiver has a story to tell. Chris Doucette interviews caregivers about how they became caregivers, the ups and downs of their journey, and how they’ve changed as a result. Through confessional storytelling, Caregiver/Storyteller helps listeners understand the first-person realities of caregiving.
Dementia Care Partner
This podcast helps caregivers navigate the senior-care maze. Learn and laugh as we discuss creative solutions and ideas about common and uncommon dementia-care challenges, how to make sense of the senior care industry, and options for non-professionals.
This podcast demystifies Alzheimer’s disease through a twice-monthly show co-hosted by two respected Alzheimer’s experts: David Shenk, author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic, and Greg O’Brien, author of On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s. O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 at age 59. The podcast highlights the friendship Shenk and O’Brien share, while documenting O’Brien’s experience with the disease as its symptoms become more pronounced. (Executive Producer: Sean Corcoran, Producer: Steve Junker)
Lewy Body Roller Coaster
Hear firsthand about the ups and downs, twists and turns of Lewy Body Dementia from families who are directly affected.
Dealing with Dementia
Family caregivers will appreciate Kay Bransford’s grace and humor about what it’s like to care for her parents as they move through varying stages of memory loss and dementia. She details how she solved practical issues—like accessing assets to pay for her parents’ care—and offers helpful advice gleaned from her own experiences.
Primary caregivers for people living with early-onset Alzheimer’s will find compassion, calm advice, and even humor on Linda Fisher’s blog. She began her online journal in 2008, when she assumed the role of primary caregiver following her husband’s diagnosis. She continues to write about their experiences with insight and grace.
Us Against Alzheimers
Anyone looking for medical updates, research, networks, and a way to get involved in finding a cure will find this a valuable resource. Visitors can share personal stories, sign a petition, contact lawmakers, learn about early detection, and much more.